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Britain’s Rwanda deportation flights grounded over political killings warning

Court documents reveal Britain’s deportation plan to fly asylum-seekers back to Rwanda was canceled in June after government officials were warned about human rights violations, including torture and killings. File photo from Andy Rain/EPA-EFE. Aug. 16 (UPI) — The first flight to take asylum-seekers from Britain back to Rwanda was canceled in June after UK …

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Polio circulating locally in NYC area, poses risk to unvaccinated, CDC says

Polio has been circulating locally in the New York City metropolitan area for months after an individual introduced the virus from abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, caught polio in June and suffered paralysis. The individual had not …

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United Airlines will cut 12% of Newark flights in effort to tame delays

A United Airlines passenger airplane is landing on Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, on January 19, 2022. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images United Airlines will cut about 50 daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport next month in an effort to reduce delays that have disrupted travelers’ plans this …

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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi defends trip to Taiwan amid threats from China

WASHINGTON — Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was part of the group that joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a trip to Taiwan last week. This was the highest level US visit to that country in 25 years. WBEZ’s Mawa Iqbal spoke with the Schaumburg Democrat about why they went and how their trip could impact …

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Measure requiring LA hotels to provide rooms to the homeless

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A measure that would require hotels in Los Angeles to place unhoused people in vacant rooms and the city to consider its affordable housing needs before approving new hotel developments will appear on the March 2024 ballot. What You Need To Know The initiative received more than 126,000 signatures and was …

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Even airline employees are having trouble finding a seat home from Europe this summer

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines want travelers to fly to Europe this summer. Their employees? Not so much. Carriers are discouraging their staff from using their employee perks for travel …

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Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan raises concerns China might interfere with airspace, US official says

China could also respond by flying fighter jets further into Taiwan’s self-declared air defense zone, which could trigger a response from Taiwan and the US, the official added. They did not detail what a possible response would entail. China has sent warplanes into Taiwan’s self-declared air defense zone identification zone many times in recent months, …

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